The Wisconsin Children's Trust Fund supports Community Response programs that are intended to fill a gap in the child maltreatment prevention continuum by reaching out to families who have been reported to Child Protective Services (CPS) but whose cases are screened out or closed after an initial assessment. To learn more about Community Response, click here
Risk and Protective Factors Related to Child Abuse and Neglect
Research on child maltreatment has identified a set of characteristics that are correlated with more effective parenting and better outcomes for children. These family strengths, or protective factors, are particularly important when families are facing stress. The pages on the left provide more information and resources related to each protective factor.
Each protective factor targets a number of characteristics of families, children, and communities that heighten the risk of maltreatment. Families experiencing more of these risk factors have a higher probability for abuse or neglect. Risk factors are organized into four domains: parent characteristics; family situations; child characteristics; and, economic circumstances.
Click here to find out more information about the risk and protective factors of child maltreatment.
Program and Service Locator
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Join us to help build protective factors and make families stronger.
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Learn more about current legislation on child maltreatment prevention, here.